Do you only eat oatmeal in the fall & winter? Or do you love it enough to eat it all year like I do?
I’m pretty sure I could eat oatmeal every single morning for the rest of my life and not get sick of it. If only the rest of my family felt the same way! ;o)
So, I try to limit myself and also to change things up for them as much as I can.
I absolutely love making oatmeal in the slow cooker. Less than 5 minutes of prep and I get to wake up to a hot breakfast and a house that smells amazing!
Steel-cut oats are so good for you too… they, ahem, keep things moving rather nicely.
Also, oatmeal reheats beautifully, in case you didn’t know that!
You can make this oatmeal even healthier if you leave out the sugar and butter. (Fast Metabolism Dieters – this is a great phase 1 recipe!)
So, make a batch of this, and portion out the rest into freezer containers and reheat them as you need them. Fast, easy, healthy breakfasts on the go!
- 1 1/2 cups steel-cut oats
- 6 c water
- 3/4 cup milk (any kind)
- 1 cup pumpkin purée
- 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
- 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
- 2 teaspoons ground nutmeg
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons butter or coconut oil
Lightly grease the slow cooker insert. Measure in all the ingredients and stir to combine.
Cook on LOW for up to 8 hours, or WARM if it will be longer.
When you're ready to eat, give it all a good stir (it will look separated) to bring it all together, taste for sugar and cinnamon and enjoy!